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The Northern Ireland Agricultural Institute
http://www.arini.ac.uk/res.htm
This site looks at developing more efficient farming systems and improving the welfare of animals in an environmentally friendly way.
 

 
  Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
http://www.dani.gov.uk/index.htm
A site set up to look at Agriculture and Rural Development within Northern Ireland providing up to the minute press releases and statistics on the latest agricultural news.

 
  The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland
http://www.lmcni.com/
This site gives weekly updates on what is happening in the Northern Ireland meat industry. Some useful links.

 
  The National Trust
http://www.ntenvironment.com/html/nat_con/_fs/fs_natur.htm
This National Trust 'easy to navigate site' provides a wealth of information particularly if you are interested in conservation issues.

 
  The Soil Association
http://www.soilassociation.org.uk/SA/SAWeb.nsf/%21Open
The Soil Association is a charity that has been researching and promoting organic farming since 1946. The site gives information on the history of the association, ongoing campaigns and its responsible forestry programme.

 
  Weather
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather
All the latest weather information you need to know, both local and from around the world. Try out the Fact Files to find out why we have seasons and climates and the role satellites play in forecasting the weather.

 
  The Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries & Food (MAFF)
http://www.maff.gov.uk/maffhome.htm
This government site provides useful links for researching information on agricultural issues. The site has a topical weekly section. Information on Government policies both for home and abroad can be accessed from here.

 
  The National Farmers' Union
http://www.nfu.org.uk/education/farmstud.shtml
This site has a very good educational section providing farming case studies for primary and secondary schools. The site also provides a comprehensive glossary on farming terms.

 
  The Scottish Agricultural College
http://www.sac.ac.uk/management/external/diversification/tableofcontents.htm
This site gives a very comprehensive list of possible ways farms can diversify.

 
  Sustainable Development
http://www.forumforthefuture.org.uk/
Information on sustainable development issues.
 



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